DePaul's bachelor's degree in Special Education program will prepare you to teach students with exceptionalities in kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of urban and suburban educational settings, including public and private schools.
By completing the Special Education program, you will be eligible for the Illinois Learning and Behavior Specialist I (LBS1) license, provided you complete additional state requirements.
As a Special Education major, you will learn to:
- Apply specific strategies needed to teach exceptional learners
- Consult and co-teach in general education inclusion classrooms
- Modify content for exceptional learners in reading, math, natural and social sciences
- Teach small groups of exceptional students in a resource room
- Teach students with more significant disabilities in a self-contained classroom
- Assessing exceptional learners
- Classroom and behavior management
- Collaborating with parents and professionals
- How exceptional students learn
- Teaching strategies and differentiated instruction
- Teaching students with significant disabilities
- Transitional and vocational planning